Dublin is one of the most charming and fascinating cities which is officially known as the 'Baile Atha Cliath' or 'Ath Cliath' in Irish. It is the capital of Ireland, situated near the banks of east coast of Ireland and along the River Liffey. It is voted as the most popular holiday destinations of Europe after London, Paris and Rome. The most distinguishing feature of Dublin is the elegant Georgian architecture which makes it one of the most attractive cities. The name of the city is derived from the Irish word 'Dubh Linn' which means 'Black pool' .According to the Greek astronomer and cartographer, the city was occupied by the Norse. They ruled Dublin during 841 and 999 until they were sacked by the King of Cashel, Brian Boru. The city grew rapidly during seventeenth century which was helped by the Wide Streets Commission. During eighteenth and nineteenth century Dublin did not play any role in the Industrial Revolution. But with the formation of new state, Dublin had been largely benefitted than any other city. It remained the capital the state during the World War II till 1960.
Dublin sightseeing tickets offers
Dublin is a city that is full packed with attractions and sightseeing and is known for its monuments and magnificent landmarks. The must visit attractions of Dublin include Dublin National Museum, National Gallery, Christ Church Cathedral and many more.
Dublin National Museum is one of the most sought after tourist attractions and must visit site of the city. It exhibits the findings from all period till middle age and these findings are systematically arranged for exhibition. One can also find the artifacts belonging to Celtic and early medieval period. One of the recent attractions of the museum is 'Kingship & Sacrifice' which focus on four bog bodies which are preserved in a better way than the Egyptian mummies.
One of the must visit attractions of Dublin which an art lover will never wish to miss is the National Gallery. It houses more than 2,000 works from the most renowned artists. It also exhibits work done in different mediums such as watercolors, sculptures, prints and drawings along with the most fascinating collection of Irish paintings. The gallery also offers a guided tour and free audio guided tour to permanent exhibitions.
The city offers a range of hotels that varies from luxury to budget and mid budget hotels. One can find suitable accommodation according to choice and preference and obviously according to the budget. Most of the luxury and costly hotels are situated around the southern side of the River Liffey. Nearly all of the must visit and major attractions of the city are in close proximity and are just within a walking distance from these hotels. If you are looking for cheap and budget hotels, then you need to move a bit away from the city. The hotels such as the North Star Hotel, Bewleys Hotel, Abbey Apartments and many more are meant to provide best accommodation options at the most affordable price.